Michael Strahan
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Michael Strahan is a retired American professional football player and TV personality who knew his onions well. He spent all of his 15-year career in the National Football League (NFL) with the New York Giants. He retired on a high as his club defeated the New England Patriots as underdogs to win the 2007 Super Bowl in his last season. His TV career blossomed too as he had worked with Fox before working with the ABC. By the way, his net worth will blow your mind. Read on to see more about his family life, his kids, girlfriend or wife, height, etc.


Michael Strahan was born Michael Anthony Strahan in Houston, Texas. His birthdate is November 21, 1971. His father is Gene Willie Strahan and his mother’s name is Louise Strahan. His father was an Army Major in the U.S. Army and a boxer before he retired while his mother, Louise is a basketball coach. Michael has five siblings and he is the last among them. Born in the US, he has an American nationality and belongs to the black ethnicity. At nine, Michael moved to Germany with his family as a result of his father’s reassignment to Benjamin Franklin Village (BFV) in Mannheim, located in the then West Germany. In Germany, he began his high school education at the Manheim American High School (MAHS) but didn’t finish there as his father sent him back to Houston, Texas to live with his uncle.

Maybe you have heard of Arthur Strahan, who was a former American pro football player in the NFL (defensive lineman) before he retired and you are probably wondering if there is a relationship between them. The answer is yes because Arthur Strahan is his uncle. Back in Texas, he continued his high school education at the Westbury High School in Texas. His uncle encouraged him to play school football (which he initially started playing in his high school in Germany with the Mannheim Redskins in 1985 as a linebacker) and even though he played just one season for Westbury High, it was just enough to earn him a scholarship to Texas Southern University from where he graduated in 1993. In college, his impressive form saw him get a selection during the NFL Draft second-round pick of 1993 by the New York Giants.

What is Michael Strahan’s Net Worth?

Before looking at his net worth, let’s look briefly into his career. Michael Strahan’s professional career began after he was drafted by the New York Giants in the 1993 NFL draft. His impact in the Giant team was hampered somewhat by injuries in his first season but he picked up in 1997 and was voted into his first Pro Bowl the same year. In 2001, he was named the NFL and NFC Defensive Player of the Year and he won it again in 2003. He retired from football in 2007 after upsetting Tom Brady‘s New England Patriots who were undefeated and favourites to win the Super Bowl. He won the Super Bowl with the New York Giants – the club’s first taste of Super Bowl victory in almost 20 years – at age 36. His career in football spanned 15 years long years which he spent with one team – the New York Giants.

Michael Strahan

After his career in American football, the former defensive-end worked briefly with Fox Sports as an analyst on the NFL Sunday pregame show before delving into television and film production. He was part of the production and cast of the short-lived sitcom Brothers that aired for just 4 months – from September 2009 to December 2009. Following the suspension of the TV show, he produced a commercial in New York which showed support for same-sex marriage in 2011 before he became a media personality and worked as co-anchor with Kelly Ripa on ABC’s Live! with Kelly and Michael (formerly Live! with Regis and Kelly) in September 2012. In 2014, Michael was inducted into the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame and in April of the same year, he started working with Good Morning America still on ABC as a correspondent on a part-time basis. After two years, in 2016, he left Live! with Kelly and Michael and joined GMA full time. He is now the host of the ABC show The $100,000 Pyramid.

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Michael has also authored three books: Inside the Helmet: Life as a Sunday Afternoon Warrior (2007), Float Hunting Alaska’s Wild Rivers (2008) and Wake Up Happy: The Dream Big, Win Big Guide to Transforming Your Life (2015). He was also featured in Magic Mike XXL (2015). In 2016, he did the voice-over for Teddy in Ice Age: Collision Course. His other TV appearances include Backyard Stadiums and Pros vs. Joes. Michael Strahan, who has a clothing line which you can find only at JCPenney, earned an annual salary of $10 million from ABC in his time on the show Live! with Kelly and Michael because his involvement in the show scaled up the ratings. His net worth is estimated to be between $55 and $65 million and he is also reported to earn a salary of $17 million annually.

Michael Strahan’s Wife, Kids, Family, 

Michael Strahan has been married twice before but is presently single. His first marriage was in 1992 to Wanda Hutchins. They got married in Germany and they had two children together – a daughter, Tanita Strahan (born 1992), and a son, Michael Anthony Strahan Jr. (born 1995). The marriage lasted for just four years and in 1996, they were divorced.  Michael got married to his second wife, Jean Muggli in 1999 and they had beautiful twin girls – Sophia and Isabella Strahan – on 28 October 2004. Their beautiful babies together didn’t stop them from pulling the plug on their marriage in 2006. Three years later, he was engaged to Eddie Murphy‘s ex-wife, Nicole Mitchell. They were engaged for 5 years before they called the engagement off in 2014.

Is He Gay? Who is He Dating Now? Girlfriend

No, Michael Strahan is not gay. His ugly habit of not having been able to maintain a relationship with a woman may suggest so but it does not have anything to do with his sexual orientation. For clarity purposes, he is straight and has not been bisexual. He currently has a girlfriend but insists on keeping it close to his chest as he feels the media and publicity was complicit in his previous failed affairs and marriages. So he is trying to keep his girlfriend away from the public but we still found out and this is what we have found.

Michael is currently dating Kayla Quick. They seem to have been dating since 2016. Kayla is a former stripper from Port Charlotte, Florida but apart from the fact that she used to work in a strip club, she also has a not-so-good past which is being called up anytime her name is mentioned in the same sentence as Michael Strahan. She is what many would call a “jail-bird.” She has been jailed, albeit as a juvenile, for stealing jewellery worth about $6,000. This happened when she was 18 years old and besides, Michael does not seem bothered by the stories as the lovebirds are still be seen together.

Body Measurements, Height

Michael Strahan has a height of 6 feet 5 inches and weighs 116 kg. His shoe size is 14 (US). He has curly black hair and his eye colour is also black. There is no information about his body statistics or measurement.